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Library information services

Requests, literature searches and other information services are available to registered Oliveira Library users

** The Library and Education Centre are currently closed **

Please see our Remote Access arrangements or follow us on twitter @IOWNHSLibrary for updates

Enquiry service 

Phone or email with short factual enquiries, or ask us in person (usually same day response in office hours; out-of-hours requests will be dealt with on the next working day).

Telephone: 01983 534519 

Email the Library:

Books and journals not in our stock are often available for IOW NHS staff : request an inter-library loan for the book or article you require by emailing  

Request a full literature search (IOW NHS staff only): this can include journal literature, books, official publications, websites and so on as defined by the subject of the enquiry. To initiate a search please email with as much information as possible about the subject, level of detail required and purpose / focus of enquiry or download the request form

Current Awareness Services

Sign up to KnowledgeShare, our personal current awareness service tailored to your specific interests, or request a current awareness bulletin.  See the Current Awareness Section for more details.

Please see also our latest edition of 'Finding the Evidence'.


Sign up for an OpenAthens account to gain access to all our core content. (Check your eligibility)

Local Research

The Oliveira Library keeps a record of research conducted on the Isle of Wight or by researches with an Island connection.  To view the list click here.

Keep up to date with the latest news

Find out what is happening in our services here.

Tell Us Your Views

Click here to find out how you can feedback to us about your experiences, along with how to raise any concerns, complaints or questions.